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Playhouse Party!

The team of staff and volunteers gathers in front of the Ever After House after a great party! On Friday, July 20, the Education Department held the Grand Opening for our brand new addition to Playhouse Lane. The "Ever After House," donated by Bank of Fayette County and Salvaggio Group , is a two-story, thatched-roof cottage nestled in the northwest corner of My Big Backyard. The cottage, decked in fresh cedar branches that will gradually turn brown, is perfectly set against... Read More
Posted by Drew Massengale at Saturday, July 21, 2012

New Water Garden at MBG!!

 The Water Garden at the Memphis Botanic Garden has taken on many different looks through its almost 50 years of existence.  From tropical water lilies to plantings of Nandinas, Mondo grass and Loropetalum, the garden never seemed to have much permanence; until now.   I would describe the theme of the garden as a modern combination of traditional Japanese garden styles.  One of the styles you will find is kare-sansui, a style dating back to the Muromachi era Japan... Read More
Posted by nick esthus at Monday, July 9, 2012

If you can't take the heat...

If you are wondering about plants that will grow in hot dry situations, take a look at our Desert Garden on the south end of our parking lot. Not only cactus but succulents, perennials, and grasses from temperate climates from around the world are represented. The plants are labeled, so if you see something that you like it will make it easy for you to start your search. All these plants are good choices for sunny areas that have good drainage and gardeners who don’t have time to apply... Read More
Posted by Rick Pudwell at Friday, July 6, 2012

Echinacea purpurea - Say that 3x's fast!

As you walk the MBG  grounds, you may have wondered what the large purple daisies are in Celebration Stroll and the Butterfly Garden. It is Purple Cone Flower, Echinacea purpurea, a native wild that does quite well as a cultivated plant in our gardens. There are a number of named varieties available, some in other colors, but I like the original purple best of all. A great perennial for our hot summers! Read More
Posted by Rick Pudwell at Tuesday, July 3, 2012


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